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Scientific Name: Sidalcea malviflora
Pronunciation: sid-AL-see-uh mal-VEE-flor-uh
Common Name: checkerbloom, prairie mallow
Family Name: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Flowers are bright pink, spikes; 2 kinds of leaf: basal leaf is cordate with a very irregular, lobed, or incised margin; floral stalk leaf is linear.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include S. 'Party Girl'.
checkerbloom, prairie mallow
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Reniform
Margins: Crenate, Incised
Additional Info: leaves variable: crenate to lobed to deeply incised margins

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: cv. Party Girl is a deep pinky purple

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Rust, Slugs or snails,
(BUG) BUG garden : centre front
(CGW) Community Garden West
(FSC) Far South Campus
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North
(JPL) Juglans PLanting : against shrubs (from seed?)
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